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Fastest commercial RTW ?

Fastest commercial RTW ?

Old Jul 24, 16, 6:32 am
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Old Jul 26, 16, 10:21 pm
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Originally Posted by albireo View Post
I realize that the 25000 miles "rule" is indeed a tough one. What I meant was that a short walk around a pole does not count. So how about adjusting the rules this way :
  • An itinerary than crosses all meridians
  • An itinerary than crosses the equator
  • Departure city is a free parameter

By these criteria the itinerary proposed by Freezefactor is a good contender. But can we find a shorter one with two layovers only ? (I didn't)
I doubt that there is a shorter itinerary with only two layovers. But there is a shorter itinerary with four layovers.

e.g.

March 13 3:15-22:50 GRU-DOH QR 774
March 13-14 23:30-1:45 DOH-DXB EK 846
March 14 3:30-14:45 DXB-PEK EK 306
March 14-15 17:25-17:55 PEK-DFW AA 262
March 15 19:10-7:05 AA 963

51 hours and 50 minutes

You can also route through NRT and then DEN or another U.S. gateway before DFW rather than PEK.
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Old Mar 23, 18, 11:49 am
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Current world record is 52hrs 34min

... as it was achieved last January by an Etihad executive (see here for details).

So actually real people do play this game !
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Old Mar 23, 18, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by albireo View Post
... as it was achieved last January by an Etihad executive (see here for details).
I've tried and 54h45m is the shortest >25,000miles route I can come up with.

1. SYD-SCL QF27 12h20min
2. SCL 1h30min
3. SCL-MAD IB6830 13h40min
4. MAD 3h25min
5. MAD-AUH EY76 6h55min
6. AUH 2h45min
7. AUH-SYD 14h10m

Overall travel time 54h 45min. 47h5min in the air and 7h40min on the ground.
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